Matt Welch
Matt  Welch

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Duluth, Minn.

High School:
Proctor HS

Event:
Distance


06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

05/04/2016

Gophers Garner 11 Titles at St. Thomas

The University of Minnesota men's track & field program locked up 11 individual titles on Wednesday evening at St Thomas' Tommie Twilight.

04/28/2016

Gophers Open Up Drake Relays

Meanwhile at Macalester's Bolstorff Twilight, Matt Welch (3:57.57) and Charlie Lawrence (4:04.02) paced the 1,500 meters, finishing first and second, respectively.

02/19/2016

Gophers Grab Five Wins in Home Finale

Goaner Deng was less than a quarter of a second off All-American Harun Abda’s University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record with his win in the 800 meters.

Welch's Personal Records

2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor:
Did not see action. Outdoor: Won the 5,000 meter at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight with a time of 14:33.36.

2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Indoor: Competed at the Northwest Open (winning the one mile), the Iowa State Classic, and the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: At the Musco Twilight finished ninth in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:31.32 • finished 18th in the 1500 meters at the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational with a time of 4:00.20.

2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor:
Did not compete. Outdoor: Competing unattached at the 2014 MAC Invitational, placed 4th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:57.19 • placed third unattached in the 1500 meters at the Meet of the UnSaintly.


PERSONAL
Undecided in his major. • Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota. • High School: Proctor. • Son of Jacqui and Mark Welch. • Has three brothers, Ben, Zach, and Jake • Favorite sports memory is when his high school cross country team won their sectional and made it to the state tournament. • Minnesota Gatorade Runner of the Year 2012.

MORE HEADLINES

Blankenship Joins Mead on Olympic Team

7/10/2016

A native of Stillwater, Minn., Blankenship took third in the 1,500 meter final at Hayward Field, clocking a 3:36.18.

Mead Punches Olympic Ticket

7/9/2016

The Minneapolis, Minn., native ran a 13:35.70 at Hayward Field to earn his first bid to the Olympics.

Blankenship Paces Semis at Olympic Trials

7/8/2016

The Stillwater, Minn., native led the field with a time of 3:44.24 in Friday's semifinals.

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